ESI postdoctoral training program

Publication date
April 1, 2021
September 1, 2021
Short description

“Social Sciences and Humanities in a Post Crisis Period”

This program is designed to advance the academic and professional careers of PhD holders through collaboration with experienced research advisers and participation in multidisciplinary and international research groups together with other post-doctoral fellows.
The language of the program is English and Spanish.

Every selected fellow will deal with a specific societal challenge through attending lectures, courses and scientific conferences while leaving time for guided research.
The ESI postdoctoral program facilitates the process of academic mobility. Each candidate would be part of a research visit in Spain, Italy or Latvia at one of the partners Universities. During the research visit, the candidate will participate at the ESI annual conference, working group meetings, workshops and may deliver guest lectures at the host University.

In times full of challenges with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the world, more than ever, needs further academic advancement. The selected fellows will work on selected topics in the area of social sciences and humanities (Pedagogy, economics, education, law, sociology, philosophy, psychology, history, geography, political science, Tourism, Music, Anthropology and related fields and their subdomains).

The ESI postdoctoral training program accepts applications from PhD holders regardless of their nationality or experience at academia or outside. Potential candidates should provide:

Language Certificates

Applicants who are not native language speakers should provide a language certificate. For English language, international certificates are acceptable: Cambridge, TOEFL, and IELTS. However, if the candidate fails to provide a certificate, the language assessment will be part of the online interview after the application.


We encourage you to apply for funding from your university or international funds. However, the long-term objective of this training program is to obtain funding for covering the operating costs thus providing full scholarship for each accepted candidate. For the time being the following options are offered:

Scholarships 2021/22

- Roberto Kertesz Full Scholarship

Partial Scholarship:

Regular participation fee (without scholarship):

The fee is paid at the beginning of every semester or the full amount at the beginning of the training program. The fee does not cover the travel and accommodation costs of the candidate nor the living expenses during the research stay.

Original news:

  • Other
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Admin on April 28, 2021
Modified on April 28, 2021